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Something I Learned From J.Z. Smith: Russell McCutcheon

This post originally appeared on the Studying Religion in Culture blog at the University of Alabama This is part of a new series where scholars reflect on something they’ve learned from the influential work of Jonathan Z. Smith, who died … Continue reading

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Something I Learned From J.Z. Smith: Tenzan Eaghll

by Tenzan Eaghll This is part of a new series where scholars reflect on something they’ve learned from the influential work of Jonathan Z. Smith, who died on December 30, 2017. For other posts in the series see here. I … Continue reading

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Laying it All Out: On Moving from Dissertation-to-Book Series: Leslie Dorrough Smith

In this series with the Bulletin, we ask scholars who have published in the field to share some insights on the dissertation-to-book process–what to do, what to avoid, to put it all together. For other posts in this series, see here.  … Continue reading

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J.Z. Smith on the Study of Canons

I was recently rereading J.Z. Smith’s 2008 presidential address to the Society of Biblical Literature, titled “Religion and the Bible” (published in the Journal of Biblical Literature and available online here), and I found two provocative passages worth sharing: [W]hat … Continue reading

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Discourses of Religion and the Non-Religious/Secular in Islamic Contexts: Call for Expressions of Interest

CALL FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST Proposed New Network: Discourses of Religion and the Non-Religious/Secular in Islamic Contexts Please send expressions of interest to Dr Alex Henley ([email protected]). A critical school has emerged in the Study of Religion that identifies the … Continue reading

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Name it and Disclaim it: A Tool for Better Discussion in Religious Studies

by Joseph P. Laycock and Natasha L. Mikles Anyone who has led discussion in an introductory undergraduate Religious Studies class has experienced frustrating comments from students such as, “Jews practice empty ritual,” or “Buddhists are more spiritual than other religions.” … Continue reading

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So You’re Not a Priest? Scholars Explain What They Do to Outsiders: Adam Miller

In this series with the Bulletin, we ask scholars to talk about how they describe what they do to outsiders by sharing a story or two, and reflect on how this has affected their identity as scholars of religion. For other … Continue reading

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